I'm having so much fun with my New York Times on-line subscription. Since I worked in law firms most of my life, I always had free access to local newspapers and the Times. I rode the Park N Ride bus to work downtown (A Park N Ride was a way to lower traffic on the freeways. You drove your car to a large, designated parking lot and rode a nice Greyhound-type bus that drove straight to town and then stopped at every other street).
Each day I would bring my tote bag with mail and magazines to read on the ride to town and I would pick up the left-over newspapers to read on the way home. Somewhere over the years, I guess when I stopped riding the bus, I slowly forgot about newspapers. Most recently I have been reading the internet news. I knew that it learned your preferences and sent you the news slanted to your way of thinking. I know news reporting has been deregulated and truth is not required. But I realize now little expanded thought was required of me by just reading a blunt, grammatically incorrect headline.
So far, I haven't been able to tell if the Times is slanted. I seem to agree with many of its opinions but enjoy the thought provoking articles. Don't you love it when you give an idea a "good think"? I guess the only problem is that in my small world there are not enough opened minded people who like a good discussion on that think.
As part of the redesigning my life process, I am trying new things. I joined Match.com when they ran a somewhat cheaper 3 month subscription. Fail. Not many men out there dying to meet me. Ok, I can accept that without hurt feelings. Next, I have joined an online sight offered by UnitedHealthcare. It doesn't have as many members as the AAA site that keeps mailing me but I did find one or two programs that interests me.
There is a TV and Movie group. A man was discussing rewatching the Barney Miller tv series. I remember liking this program and it was interesting to hear about this and other entertainment that are discussed. I am a British program aficionado so I'll be looking for people who like them. I really don't have the "feel" for this chatting with strangers yet but I'm going to give it a try.
I also talked to a lady involved with a group that writes letters to shut-ins. I have the first Zoom meeting this week. Not a big fan of Zoom but I can remember when I was not a big fan of leaving voice mails and look where that has taken us.
There was another lady that volunteered to rock babies in the NICU. I would like to do something like that - if the large parking fee was paid!
I'm trying to expand my horizons. Even sweeps' contests have let me down recently. Very few that I really want and not many with big prizes.
This is a picture of the Buddy walking shoe line suntan I've gotten so far this summer. I always wear the same sturdy Sloggers with a hat and sunglasses for Buddy walks. Buddy always wears the same halter and leash. We are such a fashion forward pair.
Buddy seems to have found his appetite again. I may be sorry about feeding him popcorn chicken. I may find myself is a situation similar to feeding a child nothing but fries and then switching back to vegetables. Hahaha.
More later ...